About me

Mary Bensel is GrandmaTutu and owner of GrandmaTutu Designs in Garland, Texas. She has spent over 30 years as a knitter, sewer, and lover of using beautiful products in her home and for her family. Now, GrandmaTutu is sharing her love of these products and her own designs with others. We hope you love them as much as we do.

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Our philosophy is simple . . . we love beautiful things. However, while we love beauty, we also love the beauty of our earth. And so, many of our project bags are made from recycled garments claimed from local thrift stores. While it is more costly for us to recycle fabrics, we're concerned for the environment and the future of our beautiful planet and, therefore, believe it's the responsible thing to do. All recycled fabrics are carefully selected for quality, gently but thoroughly cleaned, and the materials cut in such a way as to reclaim as much useable fabrics as possible. We hope you'll join us in our efforts to be gentler and kinder to the world in which we live. Let's take care of one another and, in doing so, take care of our beautiful earth.

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Our soaps are gorgeously luxurious, fantastically scented, and simply beautiful. You won't find fancy colors or any swishes and swirls in our soaps--just the highest quality oils and butters, essential oils wherever possible, and the highest quality fragrance oils. Occasionally we'll add some of our favorite additives, like fresh goat's milk, home grown honey, or milled oatmeal. We don't use fresh flowers and herbs, though--it has been our experience that they simply die within your bar of soap and leave it looking unattractive--and their benefits are minimal. We hope you love our soaps as much as we do. We use them every day, at every sink and bathing area. We hope you'll join us in being a supporter of natural, beautiful products for bathing and skin care. We think you're worth it!

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We specialize in custom, hand-knit creations. We have many beautiful hand-spun, exotic, and local blends available. Some people like to “try us out” by requesting a pair of simple hand-knit socks made from only the finest materials (adults $45; children $35). If you’re looking for a beautiful personalized fiber creation, please contact us for details and a personalized estimate of cost.

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